Boost your brain and get and focused!
It is not just students who could do with a brain boost! It is important for our brain to be in peak condition to maximize our concentration, focus and clarity and to prevent degenerative brain conditions such as dementia, alzheimers and parkinsons.
Good fats like coconut oil, olive oil and butter are great for keeping the brain in shape! One of my favourite ways of having some good oils in the morning is in a ‘Butter Bomb’!
It is made by making a good, organic (water-extracted decaf for me) coffee in a plunger, then pouring it into a jug and blending in one teaspoon of organic butter, and either a dessertspoon of the thick part of a can of coconut milk, or a teaspoon of coconut oil and a half teaspoon of honey if desired. It blends up as a delicious creamy, cappuccino-like drink but is an energy bomb! On top of my 2 organic soft-boiled eggs, this breakfast keeps me going for hours! Don’t be afraid of weight gain or increasing your cholesterol with eggs. It is well-documented in new scientific research that organic eggs and saturated fats like coconut oil are actually healing for the heart and don’t contribute to weight gain.
So here is how is works:
When your blood sugar spikes and dips all throughout the day, it is very destructive to concentration levels. For this reason, it is important to be mindful of the type and amount of carbohydrates you consume. Avoiding refined grains, sugar and changing them for more protein based meals, with vegetables as the carbohydrate would be helpful. And add some saturated fats like butter/coconut butter or olive oil onto vegetables to further stabilise blood sugar levels.
If you are already balancing blood sugar levels and eating well, it may be that a deeper issue is affecting your brain. Issues like toxicity from amalgam fillings, environmental toxins and chemicals, or toxins produced by the bugs in you (such as yeast overgrowth/candida) may be damaging to the brain. The result may be symptoms like poor concentration and what we call ‘brain fog’ – a feeling as though you have a mild hangover even though you haven’t been drinking!
If you suspect these deeper issues, ART testing can help uncover the root cause and set you on a detox program to get your brain into top gear!
Good luck to all the exam takers!